OUR GOAL – LONG-TERM RELATIONSHIPS, NOT SHORT-TERM PLACEMENTS.
Is this you?
- Seeking FT/PT position within local schools
- Desiring a manageable caseload
- Desiring to provide supervision intentionally, without juggling a simultaneous caseload
- Seeking a school placement to balance family or private practice commitments
This is us!
- Owned/managed by two local SLPs
- Tight-knit practice in carefully chosen schools
- Supporting amazing SLPs and SLPAs
- Encouraging superb mentorship of Clinical Fellows
- Empowering PT SLPs with outside commitments to family or private practice
We’d love to chat!
How we are different
- Local SLP owners choose contracts for manageability
- SLPs approve placements. Positive attitudes permeate our culture!
- Full support including online resources, consulting experts, and “stressbusters”
- Minimal bureaucracy, maximum appreciation for your hard work
- Team Focus: Long-term relationships with both our districts and our clinicians
- Consistent, exceptional services to our districts is our critical mission
Pacific Coast Speech is committed to fostering a diverse workforce, and maintaining a workplace that is equitable, inclusive and safe for all employees. From recruiting practices, to pay and benefits, an environment of equity is of the utmost importance. We recognize that our employees comprise a wide range of backgrounds and characteristics, and believe those differences should be celebrated and valued. Individual employees contribute their experience as humans, and ultimately to the knowledge and expertise that make our employees valuable assets of the company.
2. I really want to start a private practice. However, I am worried about finances. Can I contract at the same time?
Yes. Contracting is a great way to assure a steady stream of income while you build your practice, as long as you aren’t “marketing” the students in your school setting. One of our contractors resigned from a FT direct hire position and spent a few months developing and initiating a private practice. She budgeted for part-time work through PCSS to supplement her practice. Each year thereafter, she adjusted her PCSS hours upward or downward based on her goals for the year.
Yes. Contracting for limited hours is a great way to maintain skills and earn additional income while setting your own pace. Retirees often choose to fill maternity leaves and keep the rest of the year open to travel.
4. Am I obliged to accept an offer and sign a contract if I apply with Pacific Coast Speech Services?
No. We are choosy about our clinicians. If you are offered a “slot” after our interview process is complete, you can choose to accept or decline. If you accept, we will begin developing suggestions for a specific position. You are free to explore other opportunities while we work on your placement. You are not committed to a contract until you have accepted a specific position.
You call us! We will brainstorm together to create solutions. Typically, we start with a data driven discussion with our district administrator, and provide suggestions for solutions. We have excellent relationships with our district administrators, and work well together.
Yes, either by one of our clinicians, the district staff, or both. We also provide tips sheets for working within specific districts, and have a collection of forms, tips, and materials on our Google Documents library. We are always ready to support you with eligibility discussions, unusual cases, or caseload overage issues.
Our placements are chosen specifically for you. As a company, our staff support is a top priority. If site issues arise, we work together to resolve them. All of our contracts with districts have a 30-day cancellation clause. If we absolutely cannot find a solution, PCSS has the option to terminate the district contract. This rarely occurs.
Yes, upon the request of a district or school partner. Due to COVID-19, SLPs and SLPAs are providing teletherapy for some of the students on their caseload and/or for an entire caseload. If you are interested in a teletherapy position, please contact Louise Valente.
No. We work exclusively within school settings, with the exception of some hybrid services during COVID. When we have a request for private services, we refer to one of our part-time SLPs with a private practice or a community resource.
Pacific Coast Speech Services serves schools within Orange County and portions of Riverside, Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Northern San Diego Counties. If you live outside of those borders, we may be able to refer you to another practice.
Yes, we do hire a select number of SLPAs. Our SLPAs work primarily with speech-language pathologists employed by Pacific Coast Speech Services. Email us for more information!
EXPERIENCED CLINICIAN RESOURCES
You have created a culture of trust, collaboration and positivity.
Stressbusting for other SLPs is perfect for retirement, and your model for CF supervision is ideal.
The caliber of your therapists is a direct reflection of the leadership that you and Annette provide.
My schedule allows me to balance my personal and professional goals.